70th Anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession
The Prime Minister’s Office encourages all Thai people to do good deeds and give to royal charities on the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne from 9 June 2016 to 9 June 2017. Moreover, this year will also be the Celebration on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 7th-cycle Birthday Anniversary 12th August 2016, as well. The meaning of the good deeds is that all benefits can be given to society and members of the public.
Sufficiency Economy Principles in German
The Royal Thai Embassy, Berlin translated Sufficiency Economy Principles to German, English info by Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation (มูลนิธิมั่นพัฒนา)
IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 15th Asia Security Summit
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha recently delivered a keynote speech at IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 15th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, at the invitation of Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. The Prime Minister stated that sustainable development should be a vital aspect of regional security considerations. The premier also touched on Thailand’s experiences in adopting His Majesty the King’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy in this respect.
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Located in a fertile, tropical landscape in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a mosaic of diversity and culture. A nation of over 60 million, the Thai sense of identity is allied with Buddhism and the Monarchy. It is a country proud of its independence, rich heritage and tradition, but it has also adapted and embraced the rapid change brought about by globalization.
Despite intermittent political challenges, Thai society has remained stable thanks to the enduring presence and pacifying role of the Monarchy and the country’s firm commitment to democratization. Today, Thailand is firmly committed to participatory, multi-party democracy. Thai people from all walks of life, at all levels, are increasingly taking part in public activities and enjoying the rights and freedom that come with democracy. Their voices are duly being heard and their interest equally recognized. Modern Thailand is building a democracy that is based on good governance, the rule of law, human rights, transparency, and accountability, and one that would lead to sustainable development.
Thailand has a dynamic economy – one that is open, market-based, private-sector led and integrated into the global economy. More than just a top tourist destination, Thailand’s strategic location, literally on the crossroads between South and East Asia, is a gateway to a growing market of nearly 600 million people. Combined with its solid infrastructure, global connectivity, world-class transport, quality human resources, and business-friendly environment, Thailand is attracting an increasing number of investors. While Thailand has embraced modernization and industrialization as it now moves on the path of creative economy, agriculture remains an important sector in the Kingdom’s economy...